About the Museum


Interior View, Rijksmuseum
Interior View, Rijksmuseum
Photo: Erik Smits

Interior View, Rijksmuseum

Interior View, Rijksmuseum
Exterior View, Rijksmuseum
Photo: John Lewis Marshall

Exterior View, Rijksmuseum

Interior View, Rijksmuseum
Photo: Erik Smits

Interior View, Rijksmuseum

Interior View, Rijksmuseum
Interior View, Rijksmuseum
Photo: Erik Smits

Interior View, Rijksmuseum

Interior View, Rijksmuseum

One of the world’s most important collections, the Rijksmuseum boasts over 8,000 artworks that span 800 years of Dutch history. Alongside famous works such as Vermeer’s The Milkmaid and Rembrandt’s The Nightwatch, this encyclopaedic museum holds an extensive collection of Asian art, European decorative arts and innumerable objects of curiosity. Visited by over two million art lovers and tourists every year, the original Dutch National Museum was founded in The Hague in 1800 before moving to Amsterdam in 1808. The main building was originally designed by Pierre Cuypers and renovated by the Cruz y Ortiz architectural studio in 2013.

(Photo: John Lewis Marshall)

Collection Highlights


Jan Asselijn

The Threatened Swan

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

Self-portrait

Vincent van Gogh

Self-portrait

Johannes Vermeer

The Milkmaid

Paul Joseph Constantin Gabriël

A windmill on a polder waterway, known as 'In the Month of July'
Rijksmuseum: Collection Highlights

Jan Asselijn

The Threatened Swan, c.1650
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

Self-portrait, c.1628
Rijksmuseum, Purchased with the support of the Vereniging Rembrandt, the Stichting tot Bevordering van de Belangen van het Rijksmuseum and the ministerie van CRM

Vincent van Gogh

Self-portrait, 1887
Rijksmuseum, Gift of F.W.M., Baroness Bonger-van der Borch van Verwolde, Almen

Johannes Vermeer

The Milkmaid, c.1660
Rijksmuseum, Purchased with the support of the Vereniging Rembrandt

Paul Joseph Constantin Gabriël

A windmill on a polder waterway, known as 'In the Month of July', c. 1889
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
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